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All Our Kin Collective

Professor Janine Fitzgerald created the All Our Kin Collective this year to help address the loss of Indigenous languages in students’ communities and help them understand a crucial part of their identities.


Fort Lewis College Athletics hosted The Skyler’s and also a spring Hall of Fame ceremony, honoring student-athletes from this year while inducting an all-soccer class to honor the rich history of Skyhawks soccer.

Native American graduation

Fourteen graduates and more than 200 guests crowded into the FLC Student Union Ballroom on May 20 for the 2023 Native American graduation ceremony. The Title VI Native American Parent Advisory Committee organized the ceremony that honored Indigenous graduates from Durango High School and Big Picture High School.

Purg's snowfall

The El Niño and La Niña weather cycle can be a tempting source of information for skiers, but this past winter is a telling anecdote that the cycle may be a poor guide. That conclusion is supported by a recent analysis by Brooke Grover, a senior studying Environmental Studies, who completed a project examining Purgatory Resort’s historical snowfall data.


Weighing in on a feature story for The Colorado Sun, Jason Pettit (Psychology, '23) discussed his experience with homelessness and FLC's rapid re-housing program. The program helped 108 students in its inaugural year with emergency hotel stays, financial assistance for move-in-related costs, and support with rent and utilities.


More than 400 FLC students graduated on May 6 at a ceremony addressed by Thomas J. Vilsack, the 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture.


Wakȟályapí Coffee, founded by Devyn Valandra, a junior studying Entrepreneurship & Small Business, took home the $10,000 first-place cash prize for the best business plan at this year’s Hawk Tank competition.


The exhibit As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience closed after a successful 12-month run. The exhibit presented Indigenous perspectives on the colonial history of Fort Lewis Indian School.


The 57th annual Hozhoni Days drew a historic crowd of nearly 2,000 people to Whalen Gymnasium. Three vibrant events spanning March 29-31 provided a time for people to gather, dance, sing, heal, and celebrate traditions that are thousands of years old. 


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